There was nothing unusual about Rich Bisaccia’s tenure as the interim head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders and, so, his departure from the franchise is fittingly not normal either
The Raiders went 7-5 in the regular season and made the playoffs under Bisaccia’s guidance after he took over following the stunning and abrupt departure of former head coach Jon Gruden from the franchise. Bisaccia interviewed for the Raider’s full-time job but in the end, he wasn’t a target of Las Vegas owner Mark Davis, who has hired New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels as head coach.
As shown by the below tweets from the Associated Press, NFL coaches often don’t get replaced after going to the playoffs.
Last 3 teams to replace a playoff coach made it at least to conference title game w/in 2 years:— Josh Dubow (@JoshDubowAP) January 31, 2022
Norv Turner took SD to AFC title game year 1 year post Schottenheimer
Gary Kubiak won SB w/ Denver in 1 year post Fox
Mike Vrabel took Ten to AFC title game 2 years post Mularkey https://t.co/j8PkGAy19d
Bisaccia was the first interim coach to lead a team to the playoffs in 60 years and now he is gone.
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- A look at the Bill Belichick coaching tree: And it’s not pretty.
- Can McDaniels lead the Raiders? The Las Vegas-Review Journal examines.
- PFF mock: Check out who Pro Football Focus has the Raiders’ taking at No. 22 in the NFL draft.
- “Derek loves it:” Big brother David Carr says Raiders’ quarterback Derek Carr is happy with the McDaniels’ hire.